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mourners are paying their last respects to hadiya pendleton. >>> rnc chairman reince priebus tries to diversify his party in the same his predecessor did, moving to take away a constitutional right. all that is coming up, yes, beyonce. but when begin tonight with the massive storm that is battling the northeastern region of the country. >> imagine the power crews and now we've left with a big mass of snow. we're not see the amazing snowfall rates. still impressive. still, again, i mentioned, it's still snowing in buffalo. all the way up in northern maine. we've even as far as the accumulating snows that will be from new york city on ward. this is what's causing the power outages. just gusted to 50 in boston. notice the wind direction, due north. the cold air from maine is on the way. temperatures in maine are single digits. we're in the 20s in boston and even new york city dropping down to the 20s. as far as the wind chill temperature goes, negative numbers. it's ugly out there to be trapped in your car or thinking about shoveling. you're not going to want to do that until the sun
much for your insights. >> thank you, martin. >>> hadiya pendleton, the teen gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. she will be buried in chicago today. we're taking a special look at her young life that ended so soon. [ female announcer ] with0 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your progress-oh! story on facebook. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. we don't let frequent heartburn come
to change. 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed in a park on chicago's south side in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity. michelle obama will attend her funeral tomorrow. despite the soul-searching in america following the sandy hook shooting, january was the deadliest month for gun cri in chicago for a decade. we have this report from the city. >> majorette from a chicago high school on a visit to washington for the president's inauguration. in the middle, 15-rolled hadiya pendleton, who had appeared in a video denouncing gun violence. >> this video is informational for you and your future children. >> it was a gun in her life in this chicago part 10 days ago as she sheltered from the rain. the killer apparently mistook her for a rival gang member. >> never in a million years did i think that i would lose my child to a gunshot. she was not that type of kid. >> do you think something can come of it in terms of change? >> my hope is that my daughter's death is not in vain. maybe there are some laws that can be put in place. >> to be quite honest, that is the whole purpose
, and, in chicago professor and organizer organized a petition of hadiya pendleton. we will also speak to obama's climate change policies. >> i can announce over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue. by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> while obama says the war will be over next year, the pentagon says the troops will remain until the 2024. we will speak to activist kathy kelly. and we will speak to aura bogado about what he did not say about immigration. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama gave further details on his second term agenda tuesday night with the annual state of the union address. on the environment, obama called on lawmakers to take action against global warming with a number of victims of gun violence in attendance, obama also urged congress to vote on new gun control measures, including background checks and bans on massive ammunition magazines. >> congress will not act soon enough to protect future generations
to get us the video. moving on to another story now. hadiya pendleton will be buried in chicago today. we are taking a special look at the young life that ended all too soon. >>> opening day looks a lock way away as it is appearing this morning in boston. hello there, everybody. we are continuing to watch the blizzard. more live reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an e
, there is the memorial for an honors student by the name of hadiya pendleton. she was gunned down there just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the direction of the governor are completely closed to anything but emergency vehicles because they have a big issue with downed power lines. we've still got about 179,000 homes here in rhode island. that's nearly 1/5 of the population tha
their last respects to hadiya pendleton. >>> rnc chairman reince priebus tries to diversify his part in the same his his predecessor did moving to take away a constitutional right. all that is coming up, yes, beyonce. but when begin tonight with the massive storm that is battling the northeastern region of the country. at this hour, a state of emergency has been declared by the governance new york, connecticut, rhode island, massachusetts, maine, and new hampshire. residents in all six of those states are now facing what is shaping up to be a winter blizzard of historic proportions. at this point some of the heaviest snowfall is expected in the boston area, where forecasters are warning about the possibility of more than 2 feet of snow. massachusetts governor deval patrick banned all traffic from the roads after 4:00 p.m. tennessee today that is the first travel ban of that kind in more than three decades. and some shoreline residents in massachusetts have been asked to evacuate tonight. in neighboring connecticut, that state's governor, dan malloy has also issued a ban on all non-em
' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of them is a police officer who dorner allegedly ambushed. billboards are up all over the place showing christopher dorner's face. he says that he wants revenge on those who unfairly, in his opinion, cost him his job. we're going to show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> and police at the grammys will be on guard not only for the safety of celebrities but for their own safety as well. that's because of dorner's threats. the show will go on. those attending are under a warning, their own warning to be careful but also to dress appropriately a
obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a band student and honor opportunity who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. >>> wall street is bracing for a blizzard. keep an eye on linkedin today. the professional social media network shot up 10%. thanks to earnings that dealer doubled. >>> boeing stocks go higher. federal investigators have given the green light to testing of the dreamliner. >>> we'll see how apple fared day after. david iron horn called the company out for the bailout of cash. apple said it's consider the proposal of shares. they could build a stack of dollar bills. 9,000 miles high. they could foot the country's education bill for two years. they could give every apple employee a $1.7 million bonus. or better yet, give every american a check for $437. >>> back to the real world where hewlett-packard is following in apple's footsteps and posing new limits on the students and temporary workers in their china factory. >>> a
be addressed. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hadiya pendleton, the chicago teen shot and kill just days after performing in the inaugural parade. and d.c. delegate noamedz has -- eleanor holmes norton has invited the mother of a 16-year- old killed in a shooting in 2010. stay with myfoxdc.com for complete coverage ever the state of the union address. it begin at 9:00 p.m. followed by fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> one day after pope benedict xvi surprised the world with at announcement of his resignation, the church is turning to the process of choosing his replacement. next step is for the college of cardinals to elect a new pope. even though many are talking about pick a pope from africa or latin america, most members of the college of cardinals are from europe. vatican officials are hoping they can pick a successor by holy week. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. new details in the case of a 14- year-old boy charged as an adult in the death of his 7- month-old baby sister. >> also ahead, a community on edge this morning as police continue thei
-bye to hadiya pendleton, the teenager who was killed in a random shooting just a week after performing at the president's inauguration. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. the first lady is back at the white house tonight after traveling to her hometown to attend that funeral. it was an emotional afternoon that underscored just how fraught the battle over gun violence is in this country. ♪ in chicago, a day of mourning for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. >> your angel has become the face, and the tragic reality of this epidemic of gun violence. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama was there to comfort a community still in shock, and a mother in the grips of grief. >> no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: pendleton, a majorette -- >> i'm hadiya -- >> reporter: -- performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration and was shot to death just a few days later. and while there were remembrances today -- >> on that day, the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her
president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members trespassing on his turf. damon stewart is hadiya's godfather and a chicago policeman. >> wrong place, wrong time-- one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk jobs to street duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang- infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: but earlier this month, the mayor admitted it will take more than flooding chicago with cops to stop the killing. >> there's an element to that. there's an element to people's sense of not having any sense of hope. but that doesn't dismiss or permit... >> reporter: or excuse.
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violence in america. hadiya pendleton, 15 years old, a majorette in her high school band, gunned down in chicago, days after taking part in the inauguration festivities. well today, a new image of the young woman emerged. and a mayor says she's taking he's taking action. abc's alex perez with that. >> reporter: it's been more than a decade since chicago has had a january this bloody. 42 murders so far this month, including 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, that standout student who performed at the president's inauguration festivities. today, we learned she made this anti-gang video when she was just in sixth grade. >> your job to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: but hadiya's own future, cut short, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: pendleton was with her fr
-year-old hadiya pendleton has san a city where gang shootings are all too common. dean reynolds reports from chicago. >> reporter: they prayed today that the murder of hadiya pendleton may stop the carnage that grips chicago's poorest neighborhoods. her mother chepatry cowley, is latest to express her grief. >> you don't know how hard this really is, and those of you that do know how hard this is i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, the mother of two daughters, was among the mourners for the girl who was literally her neighbor. she was killed last month a mile from the obamas' chicago home eight days after performing at inaugural events in washington. >> god bless everyone today. >> reporter: as they prepared to bury her, hadiya's teenaged friends mourned the death of their shared dreams. >> she always told me to do my best in school because we were going to go to college together. >> reporter: police say they are making progress in the hunt for the shooter, most likely a gang member, and that prompted father michael flager to call for action. >> we must interru
-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has surfaced. he has racked up six nominations including new artist of the year and album of the year. >>> the blizzard is still dumping snow across the northeast. some areas of connecticut are seeing as much as three feet of snow. the governor of connecticut orders all state roads closed until further notice or across the northeast, more than 650,000 customers without power. u.s. mail service suspended in six states
in the death of hadiya pendleton. the police saying confusion and chaos led to the shooting. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. >> reporter: we're on the ground in chicago this morning. >>> also, gun lover, loud mouth rocker and now state of the union attendee. >> barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> reporter: remember that? nra board member ted nugent tonight sitting just feet away from victims of gun violence. >> these are all legal guns and i'm going to see they remain legal because they're all good. >>> and the cruise from hell. >> it's a big mess. there's no power, there's no toilets, there's no food. it's like a bunch of savages. >> reporter: a carnival cruise anything but for thousands of people stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico this morning. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. it felt like an earthquake but this morning the truth is even more jolting.
they mistakenly thought were gang rivals. the white house meanwhile has announced hadiya pendleton's parents will be among president obama's guests tonight at the state of the union. the chicago home of the obamas is about a mile from where hadiya was killed. the pendletons will be joined by a number of other guests touched by gun violence. at least 24 democratic congressmembers are bringing victims of gun violence and their families. one republican guest is trying attention, ted nugent. he is attending with texas congress member steve stockman. the secret service investigated him for making threatening comments about president obama last year. a gunman killed two women at a delaware courthouse on monday before dying in a shootout with police. the gunman was reportedly the father of a man embroiled in a bitter custody dispute with one of the victims. delaware police sergeant paul shavack announced the shooting. >> a lone gunman walked into the lobby area of the county courthouse and opened fire. updated information i can give you is two billion females were killed in the shooting. 2 capitol
in the death of hadiya pendleton. >> do we know what kind of evidence police allegedly have against these two in. >> they don't have the murder weapon, which, of course, is a problem at trial, potentially, but they do apparently have witnesses. those witnesses, they had to go out and get. earlier today, one of the issues with filing charges in the case, according to superintendent gary mccarthy, was to kwinlsz the witnesses to come forward and go through with this, go to trial, get on the witness stand. it's a huge problem with the chicago violence issue. nobody wants to come forward because they fear for their life. chicago police say they have been able to get these witnesses to agree to go to trial and tell them what they know. and that is why they have been able to file charges tonight. >> you know, we have reported a lot on this whole sort of stop snitching movement and we have seen this around the country, but what a huge problem it is for police forces, and certainly in chicago we have reported on that a lot. when you say they went out and found these witnesses, do we know any more det
to the city. hadiya pendleton who was performing in the president's inauguration parade, was then gunned down on chicago's south side two weeks ago. her parents will be the obamas' guest at the state of the union address tomorrow night. "outfront" tonight, ted rowlands. what is the latest in the search for her killer? >> well, erin, two people are in custody. they're being called persons of interest at this point, but we are expekting an update at some point in this investigation from chicago police. the bottom line, in this case like many murders in this city, it's been very difficult to make a arrest because people are so reluctant to tell police what they know. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finish agfinal exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concernconcern ed about their participation as witn
when they hit 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, just days after the inaugural. they were charged with first-degree murder. last evening and just days after the first lady attended the young girl's funeral. now, the teen's mom says she is relieved. >> i'm happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is now off the street. i look forward and i hope that they are convicted to the fullest extent of the law and i'm going to be in court every day. >> police say that one of the men confessed and admitted that hadiya was not the intended target. >>> right now, members of hadiya pendleton's families are attending a senate hearing on ways to reduce gun violence in america. the judiciary committee is hearing from law enforcement on how to strike a balance between security and the second amendment. meanwhile, tonight's state of the union address is giving some lawmakers a way to keep pressure on their colleagues to pass gun control legislation. more than a dozen are bringing people who have been affected by gun violence, for example, house minority leader, nancy pelosi is bringing a little girl from newto
. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. an honor a student and band majorette who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. no arrests have been made. >> now to our big story of the day, that potentially historic blizzard bearing down on the northeast. if jim cantore shows up in your town it's bad news. jim is live in boston this morning. jim, how bad will it be? >> reporter: going to be bad. i brought a yardstick with me. we're starting with nothing. nothing on the ground pap few patches. we're ready to measure this thing. a high impact event coming from the northeast and that's why the governor said look we want you off the roads by noon. all non-essential, non-emergency personnel please be off the road by noon. we just have to think back to this blizzard that happened in 1978 almost 35 years ago to the day that crippled boston. thousands of cars out on the roads. people having to abandon their cars just to get out of the cold. they
, talking about the parents of hadiya pendleton and talking about the people of nourn. and now we're seeing the president make this plea in chicago. i guess realistically speaking from a political standpoint, how much do events like this accomplish? does it help him make this point? >> as we've seen, and you've watched it up close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not b
has a home here. the 15-year-old hadiya pendleton was killed a mile from where his job is. the connection is very real for him. the gun violence rate is one of the highest in the country. the poverty rate in the south side of chicago where he will be speaking today, where he was once a community organizer, one of the highest in the country. we've been here a couple of days, talking to community organizers. they say the need has never been greater. so when the president comes here, politically the main thing is to give his message from the state of the union and put it on the ground where the people are and where the situations require it and, of course, south side of chicago is a place where urban violence is very much a foot. however, there's going to be the looming question, are you just giving your speech or are you going to make good on the promises here where you call home? a lot of people are so happy to see the president but they will be even more happy if these words turn into actions and help create opportunities for the kids they say will wind up killing themselv
-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. >> reporter: pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago last august. >> all of us have to make safer streets our cause so that the most challenging part of a kid's day is that algebra test of physics exam and not the walk home from school. >> reporter: but
the president's push for gun control. >> i am happy that the murder of hadiya pendleton is on the president's mind. >> the goal is to move public opinion. that is what moves congress. >> lawmakers say his clear focus must be the budget. >> if we don't get it under control fairly soon, then we will end up with a nation which is insolvent. >> republicans are already criticizing what happens after the speech. the president will hit the road to push his agenda. >> if you are worried about this issue, why are you working with congress to prevent it? >> marco rubio delivers the republican response tonight. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> mayor stephanie rawlings- blake did the same thing on monday. she unveiled details of her solution to keep the city financially sound. she proposed a new fee for trash pickup which would pay for a property tax cut. >> baltimore's pension system for civilian workers is the only large system in maryland that does not require an employer contribution. that much change. >> fire and police retirement plans moving to a 401(k) contribution. >> 45 degrees at the airpor
-old hadiya pendleton. that news comes one day after first lady michelle obama attended her funeral. the young teen was killed in chicago after performing at an inauguration event in d.c. the two were taken into custody early sunday morning. the suspects are being questioned but no formal charges have been filed. >>> friend and family will pay respects to the former navy seal who came to be known as america's most lethal sniep every. thousands expected to attend the memorial service at cowboy stadium in dallas for chris kyle. kyle, who also wrote the best selling book "american sniper" was killed at a texas gun range. he was 38 years old. >>> it was a chilly sunday service for members of the a local congregation. after thieves got away with the heating system. members of the church in arnold maryland say someone ripped off the heating pump about two weeks ago. police are still looking for the suspects. in the meantime, the kmur is waiting on word from the insurance company while the congregation tries to raise money. >> we're making due. it was a tragic loss to us. for us for the church and al
their respects to hadiya pendleton today. she was not the target. she performed with her high school major et team at the presidential inauguration. >>> in maryland, a member of a well known political family could be running for office. former governor bob's wife kendall may announce her plans for the executive seat. and is expected to appear, seeking to replace john leopold, he resigned after being found guilty of two counts of misconduct in office. the forum for the replacement will take place thursday at the west county area library in odenton. >>> a baltimore are program allows you to get your taxes done for free and build up a savings in the process. tim williams has more on the baltimore cash campaign. >> for keith henderson, getting his taxes done for free was an offer he couldn't refuse. >> i set an appointment up online and found all the papers i had to bring and it was just very easy. >> the be more cash campaign offers free tax for residents around the area. >> they need to bring their social security card for themselves and anyone who they're cl
procession from dallas. >> chicago police have arrested two members in the murder of 15--year-olds hadiya pendleton. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams missed a character friends for members of a rival gang and shot them last month. this was days after the girl performed in the inaugural parade in d.c. parents will join first lady michelle obama as guests for state of the union address tonight. >> diane sawyer has landed the first television interview with amanda knox. she's the "american bandstand" four years in a -- she is the american who spent four years in an italian prison for killing her roommate. d.c. police have identified the man killed in the southeast area of the city over the weekend. 19-year-old james edward dean was shot on sunday. they're looking into what led to the murder. nor arrests have been made. scary moments for passengers on a metrobus in northwest washington after a tree came crashing down on the roof. look at the video. the bus was traveling south on 16th street near spring road monday evening when a 54 tree fell on the back of the bus. th
with her high school band at president obama's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot near a playground outside her home more than a week ago. police say she was not the intended target. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to her killer. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a major investor sues apple, plus americans step up borrowing. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning, anne-marie. most asians saw profit margins. tokyo's nikkei rose 2% snapping a 12-week winning streak while hong kong's hang seng gained a fraction. concerns about troubled economy pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow jones industrial average lost 42 points thursday. the nasdaq fell 3 points. >>> green lite capital, a major investor in apple is suing for stockpiling cash. apple has about $137 billion in cash. greenlight wants the money given to shareholders. apple is still the world's most valuable company, but its stock has lost 35% of its value since september due to slower growth. >>> the possible merger of american airlines
hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wished we could see her beautiful smile again. >> reporter: and a mother in pain. stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, she performed at the president's inauguration festivities. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a hand-written note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's class mates and friends. david? >> alex perez, tonight, in chicago. alex, thank you. >>> tonight, we're learning that boeing has conducted a test flight of his troubled 787 dreamliner. it took off for seattle, circling back. the dreamliner has been grounded after so many reports of problems with the batteries. >>> oversees tonight, a court in egypt has ordered to block youtu youtube. given the dissension inside their new government,
to go through this heartbreak. >> that is cleopatra cowley, the mother of hadiya pendleton calling on the country to reform the gun laws. the 16-year-old was gunned down blocks from the president's chicago home last month. >>> in the meantime, more grief in chicago this morning as people there remember an 18-year-old woman gunned down the same day her sister sat on the stage behind president obama during a gun control speech. janae mack far land was shot had. police are speaking to two persons of interest. >>> the obama administration is defending the -- dennis mcdone owe is revising it if -- republicans say the president is just playing politics. >> leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. >> this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president want a result or does he want another -- >> the bill would create a visa for undocumented immigrants and would lou them to become -- it would bolster funding for -- >>> firefighters on the scene of a fire in gaithersburg. news 4's derrick ward is there. what can you tell us? >> we're at the i
. >> that was cleopatra holly, her daughter hadiya pendleton killed in a shooting in chicago after just a week she and her drill team had performed in d.c. for the inauguration. that mother was back in washington today speaking out on gun control at the children's defense fund in northwest. also here in d.c. gathering at the lutheran church of the reformation on capitol hill a group known as moms rising prepared to deliver petitions to capitol hill supporting the gun control legislation. among the moms lori haas whose daughter was wounded at virginia tech. >> so i think after virginia tech there was a lot of grieving and a lot of sympathy and a lot of awareness, an immense support for all the survivors and victims and their families, but people realize that that support is not enough. >> moms rising claims to have gotten 150,000 signatures on this petition to congress. >>> senate republicans have blocked chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. they say they want more time to study the speeches hagel gave after leaving the senate in 2008. the former republican from nebraska has sparke
the funeral of hadiya pendleton. who was gunned walking home from school last month. athena jones reports. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend the funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. >> she was a child who had used social media, urging her friends to speak out, don't join gangs and now she is gone. pendleton was killed just a mile from the first family's home in chicago, a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times, including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. >> an elementary school in newtown, a shopping mall in oregon, a house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video message to chicago la
a funeral of a 15-year-old girl hadiya pendleton shot and killed not far from the obama home. she performed at the inauguration. the president sent a personal note to the family promising he will work hard to end the senseless violence. what's the status of gun control legislation which we know he'll talk about? >> one thing you'll see him mention is hadiya in the state of the union tuesday night and whole democrats will bring victims of gun violence into the chamber as guests tuesday including gabby giffords and it appears a consensus is starting to develop over the idea of expanding universal background checks even if you buy one at gun shows where it will be more difficult. it looks like the assault weapons ban is running into resistance even from democrats in the senate and there will be a big fight over whether or not to limit those high-capacity gun magazines where you see the focus of the fight going forward. >> the president is also going to be talking about taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts. we're only weeks away from the sequester. >> coming march 1st and democrats wi
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